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An analysis of human cancer genome projects uncovers a counterintuitive loss of ribosomal gene copies.

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How Roundworms Sleep

By | June 22, 2017

When Caenorhabditis elegans surrenders to slumber, the majority of its neurons fall silent.

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Gut Feeling

By | June 22, 2017

Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

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T Cells That Drive Toxic Shock in Mice Identified

By | June 20, 2017

Overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it.

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The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.

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Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain

By | June 19, 2017

Neutrophils loaded with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel traverse the blood-brain barrier and kill residual cancer cells after tumor-resection surgery in mice.

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Lords of the Flies

By | June 19, 2017

Biologists’ walk in the woods sparks the creation of a masterful fruit fly field guide. 

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A study suggests that “chief” cells in the stomach act as reserve stem cells that are activated by tissue damage and may be the long-sought source of gastric cancer.

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Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot

By | June 15, 2017

In an effort to crack down on unauthorized postings of journal articles, the American Psychological Association is policing the Internet for scientists sharing their own work. 

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Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces

By | June 14, 2017

The brains of Polistes paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.

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